By Kate Yeager

When summer produce hits peak freshness, these sides are ready to roll. And in the off-season, these recipes are unbeatable with frozen veggies.

1. Italian Peas

"Love this," raves NUMTEN. "So easy to make. Great texture and tastes so yummy. A nice addition to any meal."

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2. Vegan Tuscan White Beans

"This is a very light and refreshing meal in itself! Just love the burst of lemon in every bite with a little bit of crunch here and there!" -- Kathie-Jo

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3. Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

A tasty way to eat your greens -- or in this case whites.

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4. Connie's Zucchini 'Crab' Cakes

You've got tons of zucchini -- what's a cook to do? Make zucchini cakes of course! For added crispiness, use a waffle iron.

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5. Vegetables and Cabbage Stir-Fry with Oyster Sauce

This recipe lets you dress up a veggie that won't break the bank!

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6. Marinated Cucumber, Onion, and Tomato Salad

Grab some fresh tomatoes and bring this side dish to your next potluck for an instant hit.

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7. Sauteed Garden Fresh Green Beans

"This is a great way to cook fresh green beans. This recipe is very basic," says Cookin Ray. "But can easily be jazzed up with some onions, fresh garlic, mushrooms. This recipe also is very good for fresh asparagus."

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8. Fresh Corn and Zucchini Saute

It's summer's perfect side dish. Kernels of corn fresh from the cob and tender zucchini -- simple and so satisfying.

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9. Kale With Caramelized Onions

This kale is full of flavor thanks to a little help from some onions and a whole lotta garlic.

Photo by Beckie

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